Governor: ‘We are seeing our recoveries faster than our infection rate’


Governor Lou Leon Guerrero mourned the death of the 5th island resident who succumbed to COVID-19 over the weekend.

In her daily address on the status of the coronavirus outbreak posted on her Facebook page this morning, the governor sent her condolences to the family and friends of the 77-year-old woman who passed away at Guam Memorial Hospital Saturday evening.

However, the Governor expressed hope over the news that 17 more people have recovered from the disease. That raises to 58 the total number of island residents who are now free of the virus.

“This brings us to a recovery rate of 44%,” said the governor.

Of the 133 cases that have been reported, only 70 remain active.

“We are seeing our recoveries faster than our infection rate,” said the governor although she quickly added that we “need to still stay the course” and “we need to be vigilant.”

Road Blocks

The Governor went on to explain the need for continuing the daily roadblocks she ordered to begin over the weekend.

The roadblocks are being conducted every day from 10 AM until 4 PM and then from 6 PM until 10 PM.

The roadblocks will continue in the same 4 places:

  • Route 1 in Dededo by Lucky Supply;
  • Route 1 in East Hagatna by the former Shens Furniture, now the Oasis Center;
  • Route 1 in Asan by the Calvary Chapel; and
  • Route 8 in Barrigada by the Shell Gas Station.

The governor said: “We’re using this as a way to educate our society. We want to make sure that your activity on the roads is related and has a purpose to essential businesses.”

Essential business, said the governor, includes going to the grocery store, a medical clinic, the pharmacy, or picking up take-out food from restaurants.

“Let’s continue on with this course, and continue with social distancing,” said the governor.